Friday, February 25, 2011

Kheema ( Grounded Goat) Balls Biryani

Kheema is grounded meat, usually used to make curry. Today I made Kheema biryani for the first time and it came out very well.

Biryani is a great traditional hyderbadi dish that can go as a menu for either lunch or dinner.  Kheema balls are prepared with a mix of grounded meat (I used goat meat), onions, mint, coriander leaves and spices and fried in oil. The flavor of these kheema balls in biryani makes it unique and tastes so good.


For Kheema Balls

Grounded goat – 1/2lb
Egg – 1 no
Onion – 1 small
Green chillies – 2 no
Corn flour – 2 tsps
Jeera powder – 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Gram masala powder – 2 cardamom, 3 cloves, 2 small slice cinnamons grind them all
Coriander leaves chopped – ½ cup
Mint Leaves
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For curry

Grounded goat – ½ cup
Onion – 1 small
Green chillies – 2 no
Garam masala powder (combination of above spices) – 1 tsp

For Biryani

Ghee - 2 tsps 
Basmati Rice 2 cups
Onions 1 no finely sliced
Green chilies 5-6 slit
Ginger garlic paste ½ spoon
Coconut milk – 4 tsps
Fennel Seeds  -1 tsp
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Lemon juice - 3 tsps
Water - 2.5 cups
Salt As Required

Biryani masala

Bay leaves 4-5
Jeera 1 tsp
Black cardamom 2
Star anise 2
3-4 pepper corns
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2-3 cardamom
5 cloves
2 mace/jathipoo
Black stone flower/kalpasi 2 nos

Oil for frying


  • Wash basmati rice and soak in water for 30 mints 
  • Meanwhile to make balls, first clean the meat in water and drain well.
  • Boil grounded meat with very little water along with ginger garlic paste and salt for 5 mins.
  • After it gets boiled strain the water.
  • In a vessel put the grounded meat, corn flour, chopped onions, chopped green chillies, jeera powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder,  coarinder leaves, mint leaves, little salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, egg and mix well.
  • Make small sized balls from the above mixture and keep them aside.
  • Heat the oil and deep fry the balls till golden brown. After fried remove them on paper towel and keep them aside.
  • To make curry heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan. Add chopped onions, green chillies and cook till the onions become soft.
  • Add grounded meat and little water and cook it.  
  • Now add garam masala powder and cook for 10mins. After cooked remove from heat and keep it aside.

  • Heat ghee in a pan, add all the biryani masala items and stir well.
  • After few seconds add onions and sauté for few minutes.
  • Now add green chilies, ginger garlic paste and again saute for few minutes
  • Add coarinder powder,fennel seeds and mix well.
  • Add the above prepared curry and mix well
  • Add basmati rice by draining water and mix well.
  • Add fried keema balls and mix well.
  • Now take the above mixed spices,rice in rice cooker add water, coconut milk, lemom juice  and salt
  • Lastly place the keema balls on top of the rice and cook well
  • Garnish with mint and coarinder leaves.
  • Serve with Raita.


  1. the biryani looks awesome...I am all for kofta biryani that too with kheema yum yyumm...
    I am inviting my self! :)

  2. delicious combination looks wonderful and aromatic

  3. Loves meatballs, we have them wth spagetti
    Happy following you

  4. looks wonderful and delicious....

  5. Great sravani...U r blog is something different from other blogs with lot of varieties like pasta pulihora, meatball biryani etc...Its better u have patent rights for this delicious dishes.else some restaurant can copy your recipes and improve their business :)

  6. Thanks 4 dropping your lovely comments. Happy to follow you. It's a very nice biryani. I'd be very glad if you follow me. :)

  7. wow...fantastic d tempting pics..
    Have a great weekend..:)
    Tasty appetite

  8. Omg, wat a tempting and inviting biryani, real feast to eyes...lovely dish..

  9. Thank you, the article is very helpful, hopefully this article is useful for all.


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